The guide to historic costume
A guide to surviving items of historical dress in British Museum collections. However since there is more surviving historical costume in this country than anywhere else in the world, it doubles as a dictionary of costume, providing information on where to
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Albert Museum band Barnard Castle Bath BATMC black silk blue bobbin lace bodice bonnet boots Bowes Museum braid brassiere breeches brim buttons centre back centre front chemise City Art Galleries clothes coat collar coloured corset cravat cuffs decorated doublet early edges eighteenth century embroidered embroidery fabric fashionable fastening frills frock frock coat Gallery of English garment gloves gown green heels Hitchin hoops jacket King's Lynn knickers knitted labelled lace late leather legs linen Liverpool London lounge suit Man's Manchester City Manchester City Art mantua matching men's Museum and Art Museum of London neck neckline Newcastle nineteenth century Northampton Nottingham nylon pattern petticoat pink pleated pockets popular quilted ribbon satin seams shawl shirt shoes shoulder silk skirt sleeves smock straps striped style suit Symington thread toes trimmed trousers twentieth century velvet Victoria & Albert waist waistcoat wear white cotton Woman's women wool woollen worn